Sunday, May 19, 2013
8 Days Ago I Had Never Heard Of Ron Rezek...Now I Have Two Versions And Three Desk Lamps By Him. Strange How This Kind Of Thing Happens. When It Rains It Pours...And I'm Always Out There With A Bucket! Status: Hunted / Gathered.
While I was trying to find some intel on the mod desk lamps last week after spotting them on craigslist, I kept seeing this design as well. Turns out that it too is a Ron Rezek designed desk lamp. Not exactly my style but if you look around the web for a minute you'll see that they don't exactly come cheap.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tired Of Shooting Without A Tripod, I Though I'd Share With You The Prey I'm Stalking This Weekend. Kind Of A Before And After, If You Will. Plus, How Cute Is That D*mn Kitty?! Status: All Atwitter.
Look owt internets...I's commin' to get yooz. Such is my late week agenda. I set up all sorts of hopeful rendezvous with dreams of epic scores. Wanna take a look at some of the items I've got in my laser sights for Saturday? Click on through and be prepared to Be Amazed (or whatever)!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ever Wonder How You Get "Ahead" In This Vintage Modern Craziness? Well, Finding "A Head" At The Flea Market Can't Hurt! Status: Flea Finds On Friday!
It wasn't cheap (or maybe it was and my cheap meter is out of whack) but I wasn't finding much else and I wasn't coming home empty handed. The seller said he had sold a dozen or so in the previous weeks but this one was his last. I was happy to relieve him of it!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Art Imitates Life? Sometimes. This Vintge '70s String Art Is Probably What My Brain Looks Like On The Weekends When I've Got Too Much Going On. Status: Controlled Chaos?
I picked this up at the Goodwill in St. Charles Sunday after making my first trip to the Wentzville Flea this year. It was a great day for the flea market and I did pretty good both there and at the Goodwill. Can you believe that this didn't get destroyed going through the donation process?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Picked Up A Bag Or Two Of Smalls A Few Days Ago That Just Run The Gammut Of Vintage. Retro? Check. Danish? Check. Antique(y)? Check. Status: Gotta Get 'Em Tagged.
Since this pair of steel framed Chinese scene plaques were in sorta rough condition I almost passed on them, but then I took a second look. That's not "rough", that's Character! Yeah, I mean for the most part they are actually in great shape. It's the frames that have taken the real beating anyway. Plus, I picked up some other goodies while out checking the traps.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
How Long Has It Been Since I Featured My Little Outlet At The Green Shag Market? Too Long? Not Long Enough? Beats Me! At Any Rate, I Dragged Some More Goodies Down To The City Over The Weekend. Status: Flourishing.
There's a couple of new big items in the booth lately. Can you pick them out? I dropped off three of the Eames shell chairs I brought back from Texas, obviously the Majestic fireplace is front and center, just behind that is the swivel, tilt Eames shell armchair and then behind that is the brass "Z" floor lamp.
Monday, May 13, 2013
What Pops Up On Craigslist Never Ceases To Amaze Me. Sunday Afternoon Afforded The Mr. An Opportunity To Acquire A Fine Pair Of Ron Rezek Desk Lamp...And This Mister Is Not One To Look A Gift Horse In The Pie Hole. Status: Snatched.
Truth is, I hadn't even heard of Ron Rezek until yesterday. I spotted this pair of perforated diffuser desk lamps on the "list" and decided to do a little lookin' 'round on the web. I only turned up one other pair and they were listed on 1stDibs. A good sign, but not definitive as far as I'm concerned. Still, they weren't pricey and they looked cool.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
'Twas A Marvelous Day Here In The Midwest. I Partook Of The Wentzville Flea This Morning And Rescued This Vintage Jacobsen Series 7 Chair. Status: Why-Oh-Why.
I passed it by three times before breaking down and making an offer on it. I just felt so sorry for it. It's not a bad paint job...just SO the wrong chair! It's a shame Becky Miles didn't know any better. But I'm gonna see if I can rescue it.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I'm Hoping To Have This Magnificent Majestic Cone Fireplace Available At The Green Shag Market By The Time You Read This Saturday. Status: Available...But For How Long?!
I used to photograph a lot of the items I posted on craigslist in front of our orange Majestic cone fireplace. I'd get about 3 or 4 inquiries asking if the fireplace was available for each ad. We still have that old Majestic in our living room because some thing are just keepers...no matter what. Well, now I have an opportunity to make someone very happy.
Friday, May 10, 2013
I Found Waldo. Well, A Painting BY Waldo...Z. Waldo That Is. Just Some More Delightful And Anonymous Late '60s Art. Status: Almost A Keeper.
I popped in to the Salvation Army the other morning before heading into work and this lovely lanscape painting (acrylic on canvas) was waiting for me to take it home. I love rescuing stuff like this from the last place before the landfill. Hopefully, I'll be able to foster it into a loving new home.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
While I Was Picking Up The Brasilia Table From Dan Over The Weekend I Was Given A Chance To Cherry Pick His Upcoming Garage Sale And Snag One Of The First Case Study Style Planters. Status: Super Mod Smalls!
Dan and a friend of his are making these Case Study style planters and I'm gonna get some in both the family shop, Fleur De Lis - Home Source and in my booth space at The Green Shag Market. This is the first of three that I've got coming my way. While I was there I snatched up this neato kinetic mobile sculpture.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Is This A Knoll Table? There's No Label But There's One Tell Tale Sign. I Just Can't Find Another Like It Anywhere. Can My Amazing Readership Help? Status: Mysterious.
I found this big heavy steel and walnut pedestal dining table over the weekend languishing at the South County Value Village. No price so at first I thought it was already sold. Then I noticed that NONE of the furniture had prices! So, although I hate having to, I asked. Then I purchased.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Brasilia Before And After. You Might Remember This Broyhill Brasilia Drop Leaf Harvest Table From Last October. It's Has Finally Emerged From It's Cocoon And Boy Is It Pretty! Status: Available.
After a long winter the Brasilia harvest table is back out in the open. It's been a long wait but it was totally worth it. It needed lots of love and luckily I know just the man for the job. He loves the work and loves Brasilia so it was only natural that he takes care of all my Broyhill "troubles".
Monday, May 6, 2013
This Sensational Dining Suite By Drexel Was What Had Me Running Around All Morning Saturday. It's The Subtle And Sublime Declaration Line...And Lots Of It! Status: Available.
The name "Declaration" conjures up what, Colonial style furnishings? This ain't that. But to be fair, there are many pieces of the Drexel Declaration line that would perhaps fit that image you've conjured up. I'm not sure how the two fit together and share the same name but I'm not a marketing genius either. I'll leave that mystery to the pros.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
It's Been A Crazy Weekend. I Need A Drink. How About A Whiskey? This Set Should Help With That. Looks Like New. Status: Headed To The Shop.
One of my co-workers offered to GIVE me this as a neighbor had offered to give it to her. She's not into vintage the way we are and she knew I'd love it so she shot me a text photo of it. I asked her to bring it in to work and gave her some cash for it. Next stop: Fleur De Lis - Home Source.